A letter of support to the RCJ – 7 March 2012

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March 7, 2012


Dear brothers and sisters,

Sunday 11 March 2012 is a day of great significance: for you, but also for us. In our hearts and prayers we join you in the first commemoration of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. We as Mission Japan and the Family of Dutch Reformed Churches want to share in your burden, our Japanese brothers and sisters in Christ.

Our hearts go out to you. The scenes associated with 11 March 2011, the incredible loss of human life, widespread injury and suffering, as well as the terrible destruction of property and the livelihood of many families, are still vibrant memories for us.

We therefore continue to pray for those affected by the disaster. We pray for spiritual, emotional and physical healing. We pray for those who need to start their lives all over again. We also pray for all the congregations who were affected adversely by the disaster.

The recent visit of your moderator, Yoshida sensei, and other leaders of your church to South Africa, blessed us. It helped us to receive first-hand information about the Reformed Church in Japan’s response to the disaster. We are encouraged by your faithful obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ in serving those who lost so much. Your spiritual, material and practical support to families and children radiates the love of Christ. Your service embodies the coming of the Kingdom of God in our world.

We pray that God Almighty, our heavenly Father, through his Son, Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit, will use the disaster for the coming of God’s Kingdom. We pray that the Spirit will continue to pour God’s love into your hearts in order to serve and to love others with God’s love.  We pray that you will grow in discernment in order to identify opportunities of service to others.  May the Lord touch your lips and bless you with a purposeful witness in you societies.

In the Name of our Lord and Saviour,

Mission Japan and the Family of Dutch Reformed Churches in South Africa.




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